Kia Motors, the world's eighth largest automaker, today showcased its luxury MPV, the Carnival. Aesthetically designed and sumptuously appointed, the Carnival is powered by a diesel 2.2-litre VGT BS VI-compliant engine paired with an 8-speed Sportsmatic transmission (8AT). The Carnival will be launched at the upcoming Delhi Auto Expo 2020 on February 5.
The Kia Carnival will be offered in three trims – Premium, Prestige and Limousine and with multiple seating configurations of 7, 8 and 9. There are two 7-seater options, the regular has 4 captain seats with 3 sinking seats and another variation the 7 VIP, has the option of second row VIP seat for ultra-luxurious experience. The 8 seater has 4 captain seats and 3 sinking seats. The 9 seater, which has 6 Captain + 3 sinking seats. It is equipped with class-leading features to connect with style-conscious and tech-savvy consumers, like Dual Panel Electric Sunroof, VIP Seats with 10.1-inch Dual Touchscreen Rear Seat Entertainment System, One-Touch Power Sliding Door and Smart Power Tailgate among others.
Kookhyun Shim, MD & CEO, Kia Motors India said, “We are overwhelmed by the love for brand Kia that the Indian market has shown. To strengthen our relationship further and add new fans to the brand, we are all set to launch the new Kia Carnival in India. With its fresh styling, rich features, excellent quality and exuberant appointments, the Carnival addresses Indian customers who value aesthetics, performance, refinement, safety and space. I am sure that the Carnival will also be well-received by India and add to Kia’s reputation as an exciting brand for young-at-heart people.”
While a price tag of around Rs 30 lakh (estimated, ex-showroom) may seem on the higher side, do note that prices for the Innova Crysta – which currently retails at Rs 15.13-21.23 lakh* for the petrol versions and Rs 15.87-22.63 lakh* for the diesel models – will increase when the MPV gets BS6-compliant engines, especially the diesel.
*Prices ex-showroom Delhi